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"Can't wait for the next Evanovich? Louisiana Hotshot's Stephanie Plum with Tabasco, dawlin'." -The Clarion Ledger
The FIRST book in the Talba Wallis series by Edgar-Award winning author Julie Smith
WANTED: HOTSHOT P.I. WITH NEAR SUPER-HUMAN SKILLS.
Confirmed grump Eddie Valentino placed the ad. Hotshot twenty-something Talba Wallis knew exactly how to answer it.
And thus was born the dynamic duo of New Orleans private detectives -- one cynical, sixty-five-year-old Luddite white dude with street smarts, and one young, bright-eyed, Twenty-First century African-American female poet, performance artist, mistress of disguise, and computer jock extraordinaire. Think Queen Latifah and Danny DeVito.
In Louisiana Hotshot, their job is to hunt down a sociopath and pedophile who's molested the fourteen-year-old daughter of their client, hangs out on the ragged edges of the rap and recording industries, and has more powerful allies than a Cabinet ...
Omega Factor - An Espionage thriller by the author of Tetris and Rustic Roads(/i>
Omega Factor is a suspense/thriller about an ex-CIA agent, Sara Blaine, who is trying to hide from her past. Unknown to her the brother of her ex-lover, Mitch Winthrup was sent to protect her because an international terrorist is on a mission to kill the remaining members of the elite CIA group, Omega, that she was a member of.
After a failed mission years earlier, Sara was badly injured and with the help of her uncle, she faked her death and now hides with her son at her uncle's resort in a small rural community in northern Wisconsin.
This novel moves back and forth between northern Wisconsin and Langley headquarters where Prescott Sinclair, a statistician at the CIA uncovers a link between a terrorist searching out and killing members the elite CIA team known as Omega, he notifies his supervisor who is more interested in advancing his own career than protecting former agents. Prescott takes it upon ...
Montgomery Lawrence and his wife Kathryn had enjoyed a whirlwind courtship and marriage, which many had nicknamed "The Prince and the Commoner". But now the one-time Hollywood icon and successful businessman is dead, and those closest to him are left to mourn him in shock.
His friends and family gather at his wake and remember him. They know that Monte's public face and private one were not the same. His fondness for Scotch had all but destroyed his 20-year marriage to Kathryn and he had become mean-tempered and verbally abusive, although never violent.
Kathryn's faith in God and that fact she felt she had to honor the marriage vows in both good and bad times kept her with Monte longer than she should have stayed. Her walking out on him unleashed a vortex of emotion and events that changed the course of her marriage and her life.
Russ, his business partner and best friend, also harbors a secret. He is in love with Kathryn, but now that the door is open he is hesitant. The time ...
Too bad I can't have her curvy body forever. Or can I?
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in the Too Bad It's Fake bad boy fake fiancé romance series!
I need her to pretend to be mine.
But pretending might not be enough.
My law firm is known for its rich lawyers.
It's also known for the beautiful women who marry them.
There's a lot of pressure for partners to tie the knot.
I never thought I would be a family man, but now I have to be.
Or rather, I have to pretend to be.
All my hard work will be for nothing if I don't reach the top.
My assistant agrees to play the role of my fake fiancée.
But I can't resist her curvy, gorgeous body for real.
With my hot fake fiancée on my arm, I can get through anything.
Except for maybe letting her go.
I start to think it's too bad this relationship is fake.
What's the harm of trying it out for real for just one night?
Once I get a taste, will I be able to let her go?
Or will she be the only one to satisfy my appetite for good?
The Cutting Tide is a story based on the imaginary town of Marlin Beach, on the Eastern shore of Maryland. It surrounds the beach house - The Dancing Seahorse - who is owned by the Miller family. The Snyder family, who is greatly involved in the beach community and owns Snyder's Beach Dreams Real Estate, is there to sell the beach house.
Sarah Miller is a successful architect working for her father's firm in Baltimore, Maryland. The family beach house is to be sold. Sarah has agreed to return to Marlin Beach for an extended weekend to take care of the listing.
Lance Snyder is the realtor from Beach Dreams who will help her do so, until Sarah realizes who Lance is - the lifeguard from 10 years prior, with the mystery tattoo who failed to rescue her twin brother - Dex - from a dangerous ocean riptide.
With only time on her hands and no realtor, after casting Lance aside, Sarah delays leaving until one can be found. Being at the beach house, with the patio doors open and the ...
This book had me gripped from the first page and had me swooning after both main characters. Thila was a strong, beautiful and educated woman - something that is often missing in many romance novels, in favour of the secretary-and-the-boss type relationship. The fact that Thila was interested in more than just romance and that she had her own career and goals was gripping to me and I could see myself liking her more and more as the story progressed. Arnav was a character I really liked reading about. As Thila is used to being the boss, I liked that Arnav took control of situations, but also knew when to back down. He was definitely a swoon-worthy main character and I would love to read more about both characters.
There were a couple of parts within the story that were raunchy and steamy, so if you don't like those aspects then this book may not be for you.
A dream-come-true-wedding in Vegas with a quickie living-in-the-real-world-divorce in Reno would solve Thila's ...
This novel has been heralded as "absolutely gut-wrenching" and "real" while still being a fictional novel.
Katie Douglass has anxiety. Well, maybe it has her. One week before her 28th birthday, she is challenged by her therapist to write a list of seven things she thinks are impossible and then do them. With the help of her best friend, Caroline, and a slew of well meaning bystanders, Katie begins to believe in herself for the first time in her life. This book is funny, gut wrenching and, ultimately, has a happy ending (if you believe in that sort of thing).
Read the entire series that Amazon reviewers have described as being "well written," "very entertaining," with "great characters," "lots of surprises," and steam so hot that it's like "a bunch of chili peppers!" -From reviews by Amazon Users ILikeBooksBest, Amber Johnson and Kindle Customer.
Brentmoor Academy is where ultra-rich kids go. And now, to my surprise, it's where I go too, thanks to surprise tuition the celebrity father I just found out I have sent me after my mother died. I thought dealing with grief was enough to nearly kill me. But now I also have to deal with the most popular and elite students who make up Brentmoor's infamous "Council" relentlessly bullying me because they don't think a poor girl like me belongs here, no matter who my father is.
But three of the Council guys are hot, and I swear they have a crush on me. Scruffy but studly Sebastian is a rebel from old money, nerdy-cool Braxton didn't even need his billionaire dad to get him in because his grades were ...
From international bestselling Author Ivy Smoak comes a romance about two lost souls in the city that never sleeps.
Bee - When I came to New York City I was engaged to the man of my dreams and I was ready to take the marketing industry by storm. But now? I'm single and working at a dead end job with a pervy boss. It's official - this city kicked my a**. It's time to pack my bags. A blind date that my friend set up to convince me to stay is most definitely not going to change my mind. Zero chance. Goodbye NYC.
Mason - I know I have a reputation as a playboy. And I like my reputation. Relationships are for schmucks. The only reason I agreed to the blind date was because I was promised two Knicks tickets for my time. But I never expected for her to pass on me. Me? Are you kidding? I'm going to prove to her that she made a mistake. I give it a week until she begs me to make good on my promises. Then I'll say goodbye to her long legs and sassy tongue and perfect... What the hell? Why ...
Lissa Carter's mother died giving birth to her, and never told anyone who the father is. In the reading of her grandmother's will, Lissa inherits the Crimson Creek Mercantile and a large sum of money.
Soon, Lissa is courted by several men who used to show no interest in her, including John - a Baptist minister-to-be - and the attorney Elliot Jackson.
While navigating the life of a new business owner, can Lissa figure out who is truly worth her love?
"Betrayal and love are close bedfellows, but make for poor sleep." (ARC reviewer)
The police say Ryn Davis is guilty of murder.
Ryn claims she was asleep. Sound asleep. Dead-to-the-world asleep.
An insomniac with a long history of sleepwalking, night terrors, and other sleep disorders, Ryn's dodging a life-changing decision. Should she leave her iconic rock-star lover? Are his fame and money worth his mood swings? After a particularly explosive argument, she goes to bed. He follows. The argument escalates. Exhausted, she goes to the guest bedroom. She pops a sleeping pill. One melatonin, she rationalizes, determined to think more clearly. Technically, a hormone. Not a drug.
She wakens the next morning, groggy and disoriented. Fragments of a dream fade in and out of memory. Not the argument with Stone... but something more disturbing. When she enters their bedroom, she sees him in bed -- a red hibiscus blooming on his chest.
Unable to produce the melatonin bottle, Ryn acts more ...
Hatty lives on an island in the Caribbean and is afraid of mosquitos and the sea. She longs for friendship, love and the truth about her history. But she is constantly met with a wall of silence.
When Jake visits his father Murray, who is also Hatty's secret guardian, the young couple are instantly attracted to each other.
A mysterious and turbulent sexual tale of young love, deceit, jealousy and passion mixed in with the conflict of deep rooted prejudices and regret... her story begins.
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Explosive chemistry, heat and humour combine in this British rock star romance from USA Today bestselling author, Lisa Swallow.
English rock star Jax Lewis is the guitarist for Ruby Riot and the band are rising to success. He's hot property and loving every minute of his new found fame. Now, he's on tour supporting the world's biggest rock band, Blue Phoenix, and living his rock star life to the full. Until Tegan walks into his world and puts the brakes on.
Tegan Hughes is taking a year out and has her sights set on touring Europe with her big brother's band. Blue Phoenix drummer, Bryn isn't happy when his sister arrives unannounced at his hotel in Lisbon, but Tegan isn't the type of person to take no as an answer.
With her big brother breathing down their necks, Jax and Tegan attempt to keep a handle on their growing attraction but that proves harder than they thought. Tegan doesn't want to be the sexy rocker's latest conquest but Jax is used to getting whoever and whatever he ...
Get all five books in the best selling series, SEAL'd Perfection by KB Winters all in a box set! PLUS a never-before-released Exclusive Bonus only found in this set!
Jace Winslow is a decorated Navy SEAL with a bad boy edge that sent him into super stardom thanks to a syndicated reality show, Inked by Jace. With the lights of Hollywood come parties, drugs, and more women than Jace knows what to do with, but he's ready to leave all that behind and settle down in a quiet town. At least, he thinks so...
Two years after a brutal divorce, Kat Ryan is making the best of her new life and focusing on being the best mom to her three year old son, Jax. She has her life on track, and even though she struggles to make ends meet, she is determined to build a brighter future for herself and her baby boy.
However, when Jace takes up residence across the street from the diner where she works, her concentration flies right out the window and makes her question everything she thinks she wants -- or ...
Wishful is a southern romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you loved Hart of Dixie and miss the residents of Bluebell, you just might fall in love with Wishful. It's a town where everybody knows your name and hope springs eternal! This volume contains Books 1-3
TO GET ME TO YOU (Book 1)
A David vs. Goliath story with a side of sweet tea.
Wishful, MS is Cam's hometown. He's not sure a city girl like Norah can understand the place well enough to help him save it from the corporate big-box store threatening to set up shop. She's determined, though. She's falling hard for the charms of town--and the man. But even if they send the suits packing, can she really give up her corner office for a corner booth a the local diner?
KNOW ME WELL (Book 2)
Heroes need not apply
Riley Gower is no stranger to hard work. She's queen of Doing All The Things -- solo. And that's exactly how she likes it. She's not holding out for a hero. When disaster strikes her ...
In the West Country village of Summerstoke, the family at Marsh Farm are too preoccupied with living their lives to notice the farm sliding into ruin.Charlie Tucker dreams of victory in a motocross race, little sister Alison is determined to dispense with her virginity before the end of the summer, and their brother Stephen is hopelessly in love with the local am-dram star. Meanwhile mother Jenny dreams of escaping to Weston-super-Mare in the arms of the local vet.Up on the hill in Summerstoke House, unscrupulous Hugh and Veronica Lester watch with undisguised pleasure. If they can get the Tuckers turfed off the land, their dreams of owning a bigger stud farm will become a reality.And at Summerstoke Manor, in the heart of the village, the three elderly Miss Merfields and their ancient nanny have nothing better to do than pull strings and watch.
This second edition of Secrets And Lies contains portions of Secrets That Hide, which was previously book two of the series.
To the naked eye, the Billionaire Sterlings are the picture of perfection. But what hides beneath the lies?
When the matriarch of this powerful family goes missing, and all signs point to murder, Rosalie Stetson finds herself trapped in the middle of a quest to discover what happened to her ex-grandmother-in-law, Edna Sterling. But Rosalie's not alone. Edna's grandson joins her, one she's never met. His name is Chance Sterling. Although he's as handsome as the day is long, he's probably the most unavailable man she's ever known. No matter what they think about each other, they're in it together. But do they have what it takes to survive this dangerous game of winner takes all? Especially after there's an attempt made on Rosalie's life, and Chance is convinced one of his family members is behind the attack. Now, Chance must jeopardize his own security to keep ...
"If HBO's Girls went to summer camp, this would be their story. A fast-paced, enjoyable read!" -- Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Sweetness of Forgetting
For twenty long years, Gigi Goldstein has been pining away for her best friend's guy. She knows it's wrong and it has to stop, but she hasn't been able to let go ever since they all met on the bus to summer camp back when they were seven years old. The same week that her best friends finally announce their wedding date, Gigi loses her high-profile design job. With all of her dreams unravelling, she runs to the last place she remembers being happy.
Taking the Head Counselor position at Camp Chinooka, Gigi hopes to reclaim the joy she felt as a camper, but the job isn't all campfire songs and toasting marshmallows. Gigi's girls are determined to make her look bad in front of the boys' Head Counselor -- the sexy but infuriating Perry -- and every scrap of the campground is laced with memories.
When Gigi ...
A heart prepared to die that has never lived or loved... Born with fragile health, Dawn Uxbridge has lived a sheltered existence. Her lonely days are filled by drawing fanciful landscapes and nurturing plants. When tragedy strikes, she finds herself alone and penniless with only one talent - a green thumb.
Jasper, the Earl of Seton, is in need of a gardener to reclaim his derelict estate in the remote west of England. He expected a robust commoner, not a fragile young woman. With the next train a week away, Dawn has one chance to change the earl's mind and earn her place.
But all is not as it seems at the ancestral manor. The estate is full of secrets, ravens cluster on the parapets, and a ghostly young woman cries out at night. This garden conceals a rotten heart, and it plans to squeeze the last beat from Dawn's...
From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who's sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.
You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she's pregnant... with your fiancé's baby.
I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.
Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger -- Dr. Ethan Jackson.
I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes ...
A high-powered Washington insider, Molly Brandenberg has been sent back to Bellefleur, a sleepy river-town on the banks of the Ohio, to set up a headquarters for her senator boss.
But when she runs into the guy who took her to the senior prom, Brett Nardi, her one true love, she begins to wonder if perhaps she didn't make a mistake when she kicked the dust of Bellefleur off her heels sixteen years earlier?
Because, on the fateful night when Brett told her he loved her, something happened between them that would change their lives forever after.
By the time the novel appeared to tremendous popular and critical acclaim in 1871-2, George Eliot was recognized as England's finest living novelist. It was her ambition to create a world and portray a whole community--tradespeople, middle classes, country gentry--in the rising provincial town of Middlemarch, circa 1830. Vast and crowded, rich in narrative irony and suspense, «Middlemarch» is richer still in character, in its sense of how individual destinies are shaped by and shape the community, and in the great art that enlarges the reader's sympathy and imagination. It is truly, as Virginia Woolf famously remarked, 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'.
"One of the few English novels written for grown-up people." -- Virginia Woolf
"What do I think of 'Middlemarch'? What do I think of glory -- except that in a few instances this 'mortal has already put on immortality.' George Eliot was one. The mysteries of human nature surpass the 'mysteries of ...
Genre: Women's Fiction Length: 532 Pages (1,290 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 27th, 2020
He rescued her from hell. Now? She has to find a way to live with it.
General Travis Bains has two daughters, one who is good, and one who is bad. Everyone knows Lindsey is the good one, and Jessie is the bad one.
Jessie Bains is the other sister, the bad sister, which she has proven more often than not, until the day she gets kidnapped and brutally raped. Will Hendricks, one of her father's soldiers, rescues her and brings her home, but fears she may be nearly destroyed by what is done to her. The most important thing, however, is that no one can know, per the general's orders.
Jessie's life was always far from normal as the daughter of one of the most revered generals in the world. No one sees what the general does to Jessie, except Will. When Will discovers the danger Jessie is living in at her father's hand, he once again rescues her. Will has survived the horrors of war, but is now engaged in a battle that has become far more personal and far more deadly. Will alone realizes ...
This is the first of three books in a serialized story about family and friendships... that also includes a little magic.
Maggie McCrae knew her granddaughters were not ready for the legacy she must leave them. The house, the grounds and everything that went with it would now be theirs. She vowed she would do all she could to protect them and hopefully, give them the time they needed to fulfill their destiny. Gabriella and Moira must learn to trust themselves and each other as they discover the true magic of Burrows Bay.
He had his eye on her for years. But she was married. Now she's not. He's all in.
Rachel Cameron prefers to lick her wounds and protect her children from gossip and shame in isolation on a small homestead in the Ozark Mountains. But life-long bachelor and ex-Marine Sheriff Garrett Stark has other ideas.
Drawn to Rachel, Garrett wields all the power and charm he can muster to insist she return to town for her safety and that of her children. Exasperation and anger rule on both sides. Rachel balks, but does not anticipate the raft of dizzying emotions stirred by the Garrett's relentless attention.
The moment Garrett takes her into his arms, Rachel knows she must make a choice: honor the truth and face her fears or live forever as an outsider.
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh kicks off her new Hard Play contemporary romance series with a sizzling story that'll leave you smiling...
Sailor Bishop has only one goal for his future - to create a successful landscaping business. No distractions allowed. Then he comes face-to-face and lips-to-lips with a woman who blushes like an innocent... and kisses like pure sin.
Ísa Rain craves a man who will cherish her, aches to create a loving family of her own. Trading steamy kisses with a hot gardener in a parking lot? Not the way to true love. Then a deal with the devil (aka her CEO-mother) makes Ísa a corporate VP for the summer. Her main task? Working closely with a certain hot gardener.
And Sailor Bishop has wickedness on his mind.
As Ísa starts to fall for a man who makes her want to throttle and pounce on him at the same time, she knows she has to choose - play it safe and steady, or risk all her dreams and hope Sailor doesn't destroy her heart.
Three Friends. One City.Waiting to Exhale in the "A."
Brunch at Ruby's is warm, funny southern women's fiction about finding and keeping love, lifelong friendships with women who are like sisters and the bonds between them that bend but don't break.
Debra Macklin is the envy of her friends. She has it all: a successful career, a long marriage and a happy child, but she's hiding an explosive secret that could not only shatter her perfect image but destroy her marriage and career.
Maxine Donovan is self-made, admittedly shallow and unapologetic, having overcome her past to live the life she deserves to live.But despite her success, she's on a constant quest for Mr. Right. Handsome but aloof Malcolm Brooks could be The One, except his attentions are focused on someone else entirely. Does Maxine fight for him like she fought for everything else?
Renee Gladwell left a life and a handsome boyfriend to return to Atlanta and nurse her father and Gladwell Books back to health. Four years ...
CAN AN AVERAGE GIRL SURVIVE HOLLYWOOD?
Ally Valenti doesn't belong in Hollywood. She definitely wouldn't be stupid enough to fall for a movie star. Particularly not a Hollywood heartthrob like Jacob Swan.
It doesn't help that there's a lot more to Jacob than his on-screen good guy, all-American persona. But Ally is in LA with a job to do. She's in town to pursue her dreams of fashion design and create some gowns for the awards season for her friend and actress, Lena Lyons -- not get distracted by Lena's co-star.
Of course the media has other ideas. When Ally is spotted in public with Jacob, threats aimed at destroying her fashion career go too far. Someone obviously doesn't like all the attention she's getting, and Ally becomes convinced she's living in crazy town.
The sensible thing would be to retreat home before it all ends in spectacular fashion. But will Ally be leaving more than her dreams behind if she says goodbye to Hollywood?
An impetuous dreamer and a swoon-worthy banker prove that when opposites attract, passions ignite!
Aurora St. Claire is perfectly happy with her life as a guide on a tour boatin Galveston, Texas until she sees Oliver Chancellor putting aforeclosure sign in front of a dilapidated mansion on a private islandonce owned by her notorious ancestors. The sight sparks a secret dreamto restore the mansion that she and her siblings should have inheritedand run it as a bed and breakfast. To make that dream a reality, Roryneeds a business loan, and Chance is just the man who can help her.
Chance's well-ordered life includes taking his place in the hallowed halls ofthe family bank, and someday marrying into an equally prominentGalveston family. His plans do not include having the object of his high school crush sweep him into a whirlwind of far-reaching dreams. It'sobvious, however, that Rory needs someone with a head for business andher enthusiasm proves too infectious to resist.
From Amazon Bestselling & USA Today Recommended Author Casey Harvell
The Wrong Way (18+ S/L/V)
Jordan McKinney spends most of her life in a small town. After high school she goes to work as a server in the town bar. Her past is something that she can let go of. It leaves her feeling worthless and deserving of the life she leads.
After her step-mom kicks her out Jordan tries to make it on her own for the first time at twenty-three. It's hard -- and she manages to do it. The thing is she can only afford to stay in a really bad area.
When a mysterious and sexy stranger shows up at her bar Jordan can't believe that he even notices her -- hell, stands up for her!
Jordan learns that change happens whether you're ready for it or not. She wants to fade away -- but this mystery man won't let her. Can she come to terms with her past and allow him in? It seems she constantly does everything -- THE WRONG WAY